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Construction and Building Site Claims

Accident at Work Injuries

Construction and building sites can be very dangerous places to work. There may be large numbers of people working in small areas, increasing the risk of accidents such as being struck by falling building materials, slipping or tripping due to an obstruction, or falling from a height.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on a site in the last three years, and this was caused by somebody else’s negligence, contact Aequitas Legal today. We will help you make a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering caused, as well as help you recover any costs that have incurred as a result of your injury.

To speak to a solicitor, get in touch with us either by calling 0161 358 0800 or by filling in the enquiry form located on this page and letting us know a suitable time to call you back.     


About construction and building site accidents

A look at what causes accidents and how you can be injured

Who is responsible?

An explanation of why your site manager or employer is liable

What to do if you have been injured at work

Advice on what to do following a work accident

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on making a claim for an accident on a construction or building site

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation

How we have helped others

Examples of successful construction site accident claims


About construction and building site accidents

There are many hazards that can cause an accident on a construction or building site, including faulty equipment and machinery, working at height, unsuitable work practices and various on-site vehicles.

Construction workers are also at risk of illnesses contracted through work, such as asbestos-related diseases, vibration white finger and hearing loss, which can occur as a result of exposure to harmful substances or conditions.

Due to the high number of people working in close proximity on building sites, many workers can be placed at risk of injury. At Aequitas Legal, we have helped many different types of workers make claims for compensation, including:

Various injuries and illnesses can result from working on a construction site, each with differing levels of severity, but each potentially causing disruption to your life. No matter how you have been injured or become ill on a construction site, if it was a result of somebody else’s negligence then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Who is responsible?

Site contractors and subcontractors have a legal obligation to ensure you remain safe at work. The Health and Safety Executive imposes strict rules and regulations on those in charge of building sites to ensure safe working practices are in place. This includes undertaking risk assessments, creating and providing policies and providing suitable personal protective equipment to all employees.

We understand it can be a difficult decision to claim against your current or former employer. However, all employers are legally obligated to have an insurance policy in place that covers any injury or illness on a construction or building site, so you should not fear making a claim. In fact, in most instances your employer will urge you to pursue compensation.

What to do if you’ve been injured

When you have been involved in an accident on a construction site that was not your fault, there are steps you should to take to protect yourself. These include:

  • Not admitting liability until you have spoken to a solicitor

  • Collecting the contact details of any witnesses to the incident

  • Ensuring the accident is accurately reported in the Accident Report Book

  • Seeking medical attention if you’ve suffered an injury

These steps are provided as guidance only and should not be considered comprehensive legal advice. Should you wish to speak about an accident to a solicitor, please contact Aequitas Legal today.

Making a claim for compensation

If you have been injured as a result of an accident on a construction site, you should think about making a claim as soon as possible. This is because you have three years from the date of an incident to pursue compensation. In some cases, mainly those involving an injury or illness that was not apparent immediately, it is possible for the time limit to be extended.

In such cases, the three-year period for making a claim begins from the point you are aware that your injury or illness was caused by an accident on a construction or building site.

Like all personal injury claims, it must be proven that your injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence. The personal injury team at Aequitas Legal will help you do this by collecting and analysing evidence, speaking to witnesses and approaching medical professionals for expertise on your behalf.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

An injury may force you to take time off work, putting you at a financial loss and preventing you from paying for suitable treatment, adapting your home or transportation or, most importantly, from making a full recovery. Our solicitors will help you get the compensation you deserve and we have decades of experience in handling claims of this nature.

We pride ourselves on providing clients with a tailored service because we believe a personal approach allows us to better cater to your needs. You will be assigned your own solicitor, who will stay with you throughout the claims process and provide updates on your claim, as and when you require them.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others in a similar situation, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on a construction site that was someone else’s fault, get in touch with us today. Simply call Aequitas Legal or let us know you’d like to hear from us by filling in the contact form located on this page.

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